Care for FuzziBunz®
Store FuzziBunz® diapers and inserts in a dry pail. Soaking FuzziBunz® diapers in pails is not recommended because it tends to make the diapers stink. Separate inserts from the FuzziBunz® diapers before putting into the pail.
Washing & Drying
Empty the FuzziBunz® diapers and inserts into the washer. Run a cold soak or prewash cycle to get the initial mess rinsed and spun out of the washer. Wash the diapers on a HOT full cycle wash with regular detergent. Follow with a double rinse. Hanging your FuzziBunz® diapers to dry is recommended (they don't take long to dry), but you may dry in the dryer on low heat. Inserts can be dried in the dryer with the FuzziBunz® diapers and turned up to medium heat once the diapers are removed. No bleach, fabric softener, or dryer sheets. Vinegar is not needed.
There are several routes you can go here. We highly recommend using the FuzziBunz Cloth Diaper Care System. If you prefer to use a mainstream store bought detergent, stay away from additives such as brighteners, dyes, oils, waxes, or perfumes/ scents. This may cause buildup on the diapers, repelling of the diapers and may interact with urine and cause a foul odor. Tide Free and Arm and Hammer Free are two that we recommend. Arm and Hammer would be our first choice since it does have the odor controlling power of Baking Soda.
To be more environmental, and to best ensure that you have a "residue free" diaper, more "natural" brands of detergent are recommended. These are 7th Generation and Ecover. Most can be bought at any health food store, natural grocer or online.
For more specific "diaper recommended" detergents that can be bought through diaper retailers, we recommend FuzziBunz Ultimate Wash, Vaska, Rockin Green Soap, Lulu's in the Fluff and Charlie’s Soap—all work very well at preventing build up and keeping your diapers smelling clean.
A Few Dos & Don'ts
- DO wash after every use
- DO wash in HOT water
- DO wash at least every other day
- DO wash brights separately the first few washes to prevent bleeding
- DO line dry your diapers whenever practical
- DO keep your proof of purchase in a safe place for warranty reasons
- DO NOT use bleach
- DO NOT use fabric softener
- DO NOT use diaper rash creams
- DO NOT use unapproved detergents or baby detergents
- DO NOT use oils
- DO NOT expose to prolonged heat
The FuzziBunz® diapers resist staining, but the inserts will more than likely become stained. If staining does occur apply lemon juice and place in the sunlight.
For problems with staining, leaking, or stinking, please vist our Help Zone.